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I have found the perfect RingLight lens!

Will Thompson

Well-known member
The Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens.

It works with all the Canon AF RingLights including the ML-3 that I convert to my ML-3/200 head for use with Godox AD200 series 200 watt second flashes.

It is the widest angle of view usable natively on such RingLights.

This is very helpful when shooting full length fashion.

A sample below.

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Doug Kerr

Well-known member
Hi, Will,

Fascinating that this optimum lens is one specifically designed to permit use in macro work!

Best regards,

Doug
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Amazing! How did you convert it to the AD200?
I am writing separately by message ascto our need for real names for registrations. If you are who I think you are, I love your work to the nth!

As to the modified ring light, Will Thompson can fix just about anything by obsessing, fiddling, taking apart broken siblings or if frustrated to the nth, rarely he might seek the owners manual!

He made one for me, I have to 3D print a new case to his specs.

But asvit is, it’s amazing and measures light on the sensor of any camera for which Godox makes a trigger.

I use it with my Fuji GFX!

Asher
 

Derick Miller

New member
I am writing separately by message ascto our need for real names for registrations. If you are who I think you are, I love your work to the nth!

As to the modified ring light, Will Thompson can fix just about anything by obsessing, fiddling, taking apart broken siblings or if frustrated to the nth, rarely he might seek the owners manual!

He made one for me, I have to 3D print a new case to his specs.

But asvit is, it’s amazing and measures light on the sensor of any camera for which Godox makes a trigger.

I use it with my Fuji GFX!

Asher
Thank you for the kind words. I am the person you think I am. :). I have replied to your personal message

Exactly what I seek is TTL and HSS ring light capability with GFX.
:)

How big of a lens filter will this ring light accommodate?
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Will has all the details.

But we are making a new mount to allow mounting with a really large lenses. Will can build one for you.

Asher
 

Will Thompson

Well-known member
Derick here is a list of Canon lenses currently known to be usable with the Canon ML-3 ringlite!

Please note the filter thread adapters that can go on any mfgr lens that come in 52, 58, 67, & 72mm filter threads.

MACRO:

EF-S 35mm f/2.8L Macro IS STM

EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM (Macrolite Adapter 67 is required)

EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM (Macrolite Adapter 72 is required)

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro

NON-MACRO:

EF 28mm f/2.8 (when modified by replacing the front name ring with one from the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro)

EF 35mm f/2 (when modified by replacing the front name ring with one from the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro)

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM (Macrolite Adapter 67 is required)

EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (Macrolite Adapter 72C is required)

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (Macrolite Adapter 58C is required)

EF 100mm f/2 USM (Macrolite Adapter 58C is required)

EF 135mm f/2L USM (Macrolite Adapter 72C is required)

EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus (Macrolite Adapter 52C is required)

EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (Macrolite Adapter 67 is required)

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (Macrolite Adapter 67 is required)
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Here’s a photo of the proof of concept prototype.It has the same cable assembly as the ML-3/200.
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Proof of Concept: The Power Supply can light the tube!

Will,

As the tube was for certain not optimally powered, the color spectrum in the iPhone picture you took gives a mistaken impression that the light looks purple/violet.

When we are ramping up or coming to the end of a broad light pulse, one cannot expect the exact color as at the peak. In addition there could be UV output too at the dying of the flash!

So I corrected it, as I have no doubt it will be a perfect daylight output when pictures are taken with it!

Asher
 
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